Statue of Liberty’s flying machine, Mic Mac, is on target for a triumphant return to racing next week following an emphatic trial win at Cranbourne on Tuesday (30 March).
ANZ Bloodstock News takes up the story:
Group winning sprinter Mic Mac successfully negotiated his first public appearance for the year after posting a comfortable win in his heat at Tuesday’s Cranbourne trials.
The Greg Eurell-trained gelding was spelled after finishing an honourable fifth in the Patinack Farm Classic-G1 over 1200m at Flemington on November 7.
Maurice Messara’s homebred 4YO looked well in himself and showed signs of freshness after initially refusing to head down the chute towards the starting gates before a push from jockey Chris Symons helped him progress.
Mic Mac (Statue Of Liberty) showed plenty of speed early in the trial to share the speed with the honest Melbourne campaigner Mr Sargood for the first half of the 990m heat before quickly assuming control with 400m to run.
Symons kept a tight rein on Mic Mac while the gelding cruised to the line 2.5 lengths ahead of the stakes-placed Jungle Ruler, with Mr Sargood a further two lengths away.
Eurell said the handsome bay gelding pleased him with his effort on the heavy track and would travel to Sydney for the TJ Smith Stakes-G1 over 1200m at Randwick on April 10.